Kindergarten Registration Information
Parents can register their children for next year's kindergarten and first grade classes in March. Applications for pre-school (four-year-olds) will also be accepted at this time.
Registration is open to the following individuals:
  • Children who will enter kindergarten and children currently enrolled in private kindergarten that will enter the public school system next year. 
  • Children who were eligible for kindergarten for 2021-2022 school year but were granted a waiver and will now enter school in August 2022.
  • All children who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2022, are eligible for kindergarten.
  • All children who will be four years old on or before September 30, 2022, are eligible to apply for the 4-year old preschool program.  Preschool applications are available at all elementary schools and online at  Preschool screenings will be scheduled from March-May. 
Parents of children entering school for the first time need the following information when registering:
  • Kindergarten registration form. 
  • Immunization record.
  • A state-issued certificate of birth (hospital record is not sufficient).
  • A report of a comprehensive physical examination for the child (physical must be completed within 12 months of the first date the child enters school – more information on RCPS’ website under Health Services)
  • There will be forms to complete at the school, including a Residency/Custody Verification Form.
  • Proof of residency-
    • Option A) copy of a mortgage, lease or real estate tax assessment indicating principal residency in the City of Roanoke,
    • Option B) copies of two documents must be provided:  a valid driver's license (or other government-issued photo ID) and a current utility bill (electric, gas, or water/sewer).  Both need to list a Roanoke City address.
Parents should register at the elementary school the child will attend between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. in March. Contact your local school for more information if needed.
Pupils who are presently attending kindergarten in Roanoke City Public Schools are not required to register to enter first grade.
Attendance zone information is available on our website or by calling 540-853-2816.